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Home Living : July 3rd 2012
MB HLW - HOME LIVING: WEST, Tuesday, July 3, 2012 3 TABLE TALK WINTER'S CONTENTED COLOURS VIBRANT IDEAS TO BRIGHTEN UP YOUR INDOORS Add interest to your winter table with colours, freshly cut flowers and creative centrepieces. A Dandi winter table setup looks at adding outdoor freshness. Janita Singh WINTER gives us more reasons to stay indoors and enjoy warm and comforting meals with loved ones. To generate more interest around the table, give it a cool facelift. While injecting some colour is the first thought that springs to mind, there are many other clever ways to make your table the talk of the town. Sydney based design studio, Dandi, which specialises in the design and creation of beautiful textile patterns, says it's as easy as ditching the plastic ware and bringing out that fine china to make a difference. And here's a few tricks to help you be the hostess-with-the- mostess in no time this winter: Plastic placemats and paper serviettes won't do your master- piece justice. A beautiful table- cloth set with colourful fabric napkins can work wonders, add- ing warmth and a sense of occasion to the table. Adapt the setting to the time of day, as a lunch, afternoon tea and dinner party will each have different requirements. Creative centrepieces look fantastic, but make sure they are no higher than eye level or your guests won't be able to see each other. For winter, get the appropriate prints and don't forget to colour coordinate your setting. Add detail with napkins set in rings and candles. Lunch is more casual so your table setting should show this. Use a lighter colour theme when choosing tablecloths and nap- kins and arrange beautiful vases with freshly cut flowers. For extra enthusiasm, give each guest a menu outlining what you will be serving. Bring the outside in. Some twigs and branches, sprayed in bright colours or winter veg- etables are good options for natural centrepieces. A little goes a long way. Adding potpourri, oil burners or simply collecting some spices and placing them on the table announces winter's freshness. 9625 9924 0412 458 249 Email: email@example.com $TART $AVING MONEY TODAY! ELECTRICITY BILLS GOING THROUGH THE ROOF?? LET US HELP... CALL NOW 2093674 3/7 *Discounts off R.R.P. on selected ranges only while stocks last. Offer supercedes previous offers. PROMO CODE: WEST 30523 60% OFF * UP TO WINTER SALE! 30 years of local manufacturing. Best quality and price guaranteed. SYDNEY BLINDS & SCREENS Ph: 9636 1555 SHOWROOM: 26 STODDART RD, PROSPECT (Monday-- Friday & Sunday) Check out our NEW website at www.sydneyblinds.com.au FREE quotes ALL suburbs BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES BUILT IN WARDROBES FACTORY DIRECT PRICES PH: 9890 7477 PH: 9890 7477 • FREE MEASURE & QUOTE • LIFETIME GUARANTEE Made to suit your budget & needs • Style • Service • Variety • Full range • Accessories • Hinged Doors • Sliding Doors • Over 20 years exp. Sydney Wardrobe Company Pty. Ltd www.sydneywardrobe.com.au Lic: 185628C 2152887i hlw wk40 Y Windows fitted Y Ceilings insulated and lined Y Walls insulated and lined Y Full height GLASS a speciality Enclose your Al-Fresco *Licensed Builder & Electrician Lic No 4729C DAIME PTY LTD Home Improvements CONTACT 4730 2539 0418 262 166 UPGRADE Your Existing Screened Enclosure ENCLOSE YOUR EXISTING PATIO AREA 2340597 1/11 ALL AREAS 9838 9090 FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Lifetime Warranty www.justforyouwardrobes.com.au DESIGNED TO SUIT YOUR BUDGET Timber Coloured panel Painted Mirrored Sliding p Hinged Built-inWardrobe SPECIALISTS JUST FOR YOU WARDROBES PTY.LTD Y Lic. 185684C 2174088K wk5
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